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Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Returns to Australia


HALIFAX, April 15, 2013 /CNW/ - DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX), a leading independent producer, distributor and licensor of mainly children's entertainment content, is pleased to announce the return of the Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Get the Sillies Out! concert series in Australia.

DJ Lance Rock and the Yo Gabba Gabba! gang will return to Australia for a limited engagement this June. Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Get the Sillies Out! opens at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne on Saturday June 8 before playing at the Luna Park Big Top in Sydney on Saturday June 15.

Yo Gabba Gabba!, the DHX Media property created by Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz, is an award-winning, live-action television series and live stage show whose unconventional formula has created a triple stacked fan base making it one of the most popular entertainment properties among pre-schoolers, parents and indie music lovers. The television show, now in its fourth season, airs several times a day on Nick Jr.

Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Get the Sillies Out! marks the third live tour in Australia for the successful Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! concert series, which just played over 150 shows in 50 cities across the U.S. and sold out major markets for the fourth year in a row. The first Australian tour, Nick Jr.'s Yo Gabba Gabba! Live On Stage, had its world premiere in Sydney in 2009, before touring Brisbane and Melbourne. This was followed by Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! There's a Party in My City! in 2011 which played 12 shows in three Australian cities to nearly 20,000 people.

About DHX Media Ltd. DHX Media (www.dhxmedia.com) is a leader in the creation, production and licensing of family entertainment rights.  DHX Media owns, markets and distributes over 8,500 half hours of children's entertainment content, and exploits owned properties through its consumer products licensing business.  DHX Media is  recognized for  brands such as Caillou, Busytown Mysteries, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test, Animal Mechanicals, Kid vs. Kat, Super WHY!, Rastamouse, and Yo Gabba Gabba!. The company also provides programming for Cookie Jar TV, the weekend morning block on CBS.  DHX Media's full-service international licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, (CPLG), represents numerous entertainment, sport and design brands. DHX Media has offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Halifax, London, Paris, Barcelona, Lisbon, Milan, Munich, Netherlands and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

About Yo Gabba Gabba! Yo Gabba Gabba! premiered on Nickelodeon in the U.S. in August, 2007 and continues to rank as one of the most popular preschool series on television, with broad appeal among pre-schoolers, parents, teens and adults. The award-winning series is created by Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz.  Yo Gabba Gabba! infuses retro-style and beat-driven music to teach simple life lessons. The series and the live show stars DJ Lance Rock (Lance Robertson) and a cast of colourful characters, including: Brobee, the little green one, Foofa, the pink flower bubble, Muno, the red Cyclops, Toodee, the blue cat-dragon and Plex, the yellow robot. Today's most popular names in movies, television, music and sports flock to the groundbreaking series, including series regulars Biz Markie and Mark Mothersbaugh, and guest stars such as Fred Armisen, Erykah Badu, Jack Black, Anthony Bourdain, Devo, Flaming Lips, Meta World Peace (Ron Artest), Tony Hawk, The Killers, Jack McBrayer, MGMT, Mos Def, The Roots, Andy Samberg, The Shins, Sarah Silverman, Amare Stoudemire, The Ting Tings, Weezer, Jimmy Eat World, Elijah Wood and Weird Al Yankovic, among others. The series, now in its fourth season, airs several times a week on Nick Jr. and in several major international territories, including Australia, Canada, France, Israel, Latin America, New Zealand, South Africa and the U.K. Yo Gabba Gabba! won a BAFTA Award in 2008, was awarded the "Outstanding Achievement in Children's Television" Award by the Television Critics Association and is a two-time Emmy nominee. www.yogabbagabba.com

Enquires: David A. Regan - EVP, Corporate Development & IR +1 902-423-0260

SOURCE: DHX MEDIA LTD.

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-0- Apr/15/2013 11:00 GMT

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